Since taking up the Managing Director role in 2014 considerable restructure and refocus of activities and resources have been and continue to be undertaken. The completion of our Melrose property development with long term retail lease to the Co-op and in the accompanying office space being fully let was a particular recent highlight.
Having sold my chartered accountancy practice to Douglas Home & Co in 2015 I now work closely with them through Andy Purves Ltd delivering business advisory services focused on business growth, strategic development and the associated challenges including raising finance.
In 2004 I assisted in setting up Tri Capital the Scottish Borders based business angel syndicate and from the outset I have been a proactive investor and the Company Secretary.
Douglas Home & Co Ltd is a multi discipline firm of tax planners, accountants, business advisors and Wills & Estates specialists with six offices in East Lothian, The Scottish Borders and Northumberland.
Andy Purves Ltd is an officially appointed consultant to Business Gateway under the Expert Help scheme. This specifically covers strategic planning for growth and assisting to source associated finance. Business advisory services are delivered through APL. The CA practice traded through APL for many years until the sale to Douglas Home & Co Ltd.
Tri Capital Ltd members have invested over £12m in thirty plus EIS equity deals with total funding along with other syndicates and Scottish Enterprise exceeding £60m.
I am married with two children and keen to be involved in family, community and social activities. As an ex rugby player I still enjoy physical activities such as walking, spin, gym and skiing. I love sun and snow holidays and short breaks especially where quality food and wines are involved.